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Archive for August, 2015

Hale named TRF’s President, Chair and CEO

HALE NAMED TRF’S PRESIDENT, CHAIR AND CEO SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected Leonard C. Hale as its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. The announcement followed the TRF Board of Directors meeting at the Gideon Putnam Hotel on Monday, August 10. Hale joined the TRF as a member of its […]

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Racehorse Aftercare Charities of Saratoga

RACEHORSE AFTERCARE CHARITIES OF SARATOGA LAUNCHED SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – On August 20, six Saratoga Springs Thoroughbred/Standardbred racehorse rescue organizations –Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, ACTT Naturally, Old Friends at Cabin Creek, ReRun at North Country Horses, Heading for Home Racehorse Retraining and Adoption, and Saratoga WarHorse – announced that they had formed a coalition called Racehorse […]

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South Carolina girl donates birthday gifts to retired racehorses

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) – On her 11th birthday, Amber Meeker could have gotten gifts to enjoy herself. But instead, she gave her gifts to retired racehorses waiting for permanent homes.
“God has blessed me with so many things,” she said. “I thought, ‘Why not just give back? Help the animals?’ Because they’re so sweet and I didn’t really need anything else.”

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Foods of Anne Burrell raises over 200k

Reprinted with permission from the TDN – The Foods of Anne Burrell, a fundraising gala for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Saratoga Springs Sunday night, raised over $200,000 for the charity which places retired racehorses in second careers and in pioneering programs at correctional facilities in nine states. The evening’s highlight–-other than the outstanding food […]

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TRF says Goodbye To Saratoga Character

Saratoga Character out-lived the odds and the neglect of people who thought nothing of racing an injured horse every six to nine days. Fortunately, he found someone to look out for him and he was eventually able to spend a happy life at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances farm at the Blackburn Correctional Complex. […]

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Ex-groom Mojo Wallner a sponsor of Quite Rightly

by Francis LaBelle The former West Coast groom has never met the former East Coast racehorse. But Bill “Mojo” Wallner and Quite Rightly, respectively, have already done a lot of good for one another. As a Father’s Day gift from his wife, Barbara, Wallner recently received a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation sponsorship for 17-year-old Quite Rightly, […]

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